A group of men, some dressed as soldiers, encircle a man, dressed in bright red, who raises a dagger; a woman and a man bend over a dead woman.
Théodore Géricault, The Oath of Brutus after the Death of Lucretia, ca. 1815–1816, oil on canvas, 15 3/16 x 18 5/16 in. (38.6 x 46.5 cm), Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 92-35

Théodore Géricault, The Oath of Brutus after the Death of Lucretia, ca. 1815–1816

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.410

ArtistThéodore Géricault, French, 1791–1824
TitleThe Oath of Brutus after the Death of Lucretia
Object Dateca. 1815-1816
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)15 3/16 x 18 5/16 in. (38.6 x 46.5 cm)
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through exchange of the gifts of Mrs. Raymond A. Barrows in memory of her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Milton McGreevy, Mr. and Mrs. B. Gerald Cantor, the Westport Garden Club, Mrs. Louis Sosland, Mrs. Elmo S. Fisher, Howard P. and Tertia F. Treadway, Mrs. Peter T. Bohan, Mr. William Averell Harriman, Mrs. Marion Mackie, Mrs. Carol Brewster, and Mr. Michael Hall; the bequests of Mr. Milton McGreevy, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brace, and Helen Foresman Spencer; and other Trust properties, 92-35

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